Maple Top Kitchen Island

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Project by jbu posted 12-10-2015 04:33 PM 836 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first furniture project. I am new to woodworking and wanted to keep the construction simple. I used pocket hole screws to join the apron to the table legs. The base is painted with milk paint finished with one coat BLO and 3 coats wipe on poly. I learned a ton on this project, and am looking forward to trying some new techniques on the next one.

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#1 posted 12-10-2015 04:48 PM

Very nice job. I like the contrast between the frame and the top.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 05:43 PM

You really did a nice job on this island.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 12-11-2015 04:44 AM

Great job on this project.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 09:05 PM

Great work! I love the clean, sturdy lines and the tapered leg bottoms. The top looks absolutely perfect on that base.

I’m in the process of attempting to design an island for my kitchen and it’s not easy.

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#5 posted 12-12-2015 01:04 AM

Thanks all for the kind words. @toddbeaulieu best of luck on your island design!

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